We are inclusive, lighthearted, and dedicated to making yoga enjoyable, beneficial, and doable for all people. Every teacher has a different style and approach, which enables us to provide variety and keeps things interesting. All of our teachers are friendly, caring, highly qualified, and skilled at adapting yoga for individual bodies.
Witnessing people improving their health, emotional wellbeing, relationships, and lives through the powerful practice of yoga is the best part of teaching yoga for Christa.
Since her first class in 2005, her yoga and meditation practice has been a constant source of healing, inspiration, and connection through stressful jobs and career changes, cancer, major knee surgery, a huge move to New Zealand (and back again), pregnancy, the transition to motherhood – and all the moments in between.
Each class with Christa is a mind-body-spirit experience that is at the same time accessible and light-hearted.
She has been teaching yoga since 2010, has over 1800 teaching hours, and earned her 500-Hour certification through the Himalayan Institute – the highest level recognized by Yoga Alliance. She holds an additional certification in the Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga from Yoga Synergy in Australia.
Christa is the owner of Kindred Yoga LLC, and the creator and Director of the Kindred Yoga teacher training program.
Kelly Pender is an International Yoga Instructor, Retreat Leader & Holistic Health Coach on her path to empower others to rediscover their voice through mind, body, soul connection. She began practicing yoga in her teens, but it wasn't until a few years ago that she started to dive deep into her practice and experienced a lifestyle shift. By connecting back to herself & her roots; she discovered her voice. She began to say 'yes' to herself. She took the bold step of quitting her job full of broken promises and began to pursue her own passion.
Kelly’s yoga classes are filled with the intention of empowering her students. You will experience a connection back to your center, inspiration to find your true voice, and ultimately empower your path.
Samantha Barrett has 600+ combined hours of training in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga, studying with world-renowned teachers from the Off the Mat Into the World organization and completing teacher training courses “Yoga, Purpose, and Action”, “Yoga for Trauma”, and “Yoga for Inclusivity”.
Sam aims to make her classes accessible for all. Meet her on the mat and you will find a practice that stays true to the 8-limbed path of Yoga by honoring movement, breath, and meditation. Her trauma-informed classes offer resources for self-regulation and balance, allowing students to move from thinking to feeling. Each class she creates an environment that is authentic and safe, empowering students to hold space for the light and dark within.
Alexa Clappier was first introduced to yoga by her mother as a teenager, but it wasn’t until around 2015 that her true passion for yoga revealed itself. After overcoming a great deal of personal turmoil and upheaval, she found herself returning to her mat regularly as a way to find inner strength within her mind and body.
She continued to integrate both physical and spiritual practices of yoga into her daily life, and pursued her teacher training in 2017 as a way to deepen her own practice. It was through her training that she discovered a fervor for sharing yoga with others.
Alexa completed her 200 hour teaching training at Yoga on Main in Philadelphia under Shiva Das and Ed Zadlo. She aims to lead her students on a path of self discovery through yoga, meditation and mantra that will allow them to take their practice beyond their mat.
It is her goal to show people of all backgrounds that yoga is accessible to everyone, and that we all have a strength within us, which we can obtain through connecting with our mind, body and spirit. She hopes that her study of yoga will be a lifelong endeavor, along with teaching, and strives to towards spreading yoga within her community.